Librivox recording of The Green Odyssey by Philip José Farmer
Read by Mark Nelson
Alan Green is a space traveller stranded on a barbaric planet who has been taken slave and made a consort to an insipid and smelly queen. His slave-wife, though beautiful and smart, nags him constantly. He’s given up hope of ever returning to Earth when he hears of two astronauts who have been captured in a kingdom on the other side of the planet, and sets out on an action-packed journey on a ship sailing across vast grasslands on rolling pin-like wheels in a desperate scheme to save them and return home.
(Summary by Mark Nelson)
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January 26, 2010 Subject:
Spaceman out of Space story.
I liked this book, Alan Green, stuck as a slave on a world like ours before advances in tech, wants his freedom and must save his fellow earthlings in order to escape the planet. Colorfull and and easy to like, it also has a few interesting concepts to think about, and as usual Mark Nelson does a great job reading.
October 7, 2009 Subject:
Imagine earning a living as a professional 'consort' to the queen. Okay, not much of a living, since the hero is really more of a slave, but she does provide for him and his many children... oh and his wife as well! Yikes what a triangle! Now, when he has given up hope of going home, he might have a chance... but what to do with his family?
Neat story, and Mark Nelson does a great job as always.
January 2, 2009 Subject:
Mark Nelson is LibriVox gold
Just do a search on "Mark Nelson" and download everything he's recorded. He's miles and away the best volunteer reader of free audio books I've ever heard.
November 4, 2007 Subject:
Good story and better reading. Everything Mark reads is worth listening to. (The BookWorm, Manchester, UK)